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copyright © 2005 LOZENGE
artwork above by Barbara Herman
 

 


"LOZENGE, a four-man band from Chicago, makes a clattery, distorted racket on its fourth album, "Undone" (Sick Room). Cheap organ and synthesizer, clanking percussion, clobbered drums and cranked-up bass work up stop-start patterns that sound like progressive rock locked in a dank boiler room.... Every so often, someone howls a line like "What are we waiting for?" amid the din, or the music switches to a sardonic oom-pah. All the lurching and buzzing is invigorating and hilarious, unless you're prone to motion sickness."
    - John Pareles, New York Times, August 7, 2005

Kyle Bruckmann -- accordion, minimoog, organ, oboe, voice
Kurt Johnson -- bass
Philip Montoro -- metal percussion, drums
Mark Stevens -- drums

Upcoming events:

  • 10/8-10/29 - Midwest/East/South Tour
    LOZENGE Undoes America 2005:
    • 10/8 - Allotropy 8, Indianapolis, IN
      [Bowling alley at 325 South College Street, 5-11 PM, Lozenge at 10:15 PM / www.mythopeic.org]
    • 10/9 - Art Damage, Cincinnati, OH
      [4011 Hamilton Ave. / with Realicide, Yes,Collapse, Ultra//Vires / www.artdamage.org]
    • 10/10 - Skylab, Columbus, OH
      [57 E. Gay St., 5th Floor / with Life Partners]
    • 10/11 - WestCo Cafe, Middletown, CT
      [corner of Church and Pine / with Fat Worm of Error]
    • 10/12 - Cake Shop, New York, NY
      [152 Ludlow St (Between Stanton Street and Rivington Street) / with Magic ist Kuntmaster and more]
    • 10/13 - TBA, Boston, MA
      [TBA]
    • 10/14 - AS220, Providence, RI
      [115 Empire Street / with Athletic Automaton, Les Angles Morts / www.as220.org]
    • 10/15 - Talking Head Club, Baltimore, MD
      [203 Davis St. / with Nautical Almanac / www.heresee.com]
    • 10/16 - Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC
      [405 1/2 W. Rosemary St. / with Lie & Swell / nightlight.dyss.net]
    • 10/17 - Lenny's Bar, Atlanta, GA
      [307 Memorial Dr Se]
    • 10/19 - Lil' Joe's, Shreveport, LA
      [163 E. Kings Highway]
    • 10/20 - Bill Hicks Resurrection Lab, Houston, TX
      [2915 Delafield / with The Jonx, Carter Brown / www.geocities.com/billhicksresurrectionlaboratory]
    • 10/21 - Church of the Friendly Ghost, Austin, TX
      [209 Pedernales / with Bee vs. Moth, the Long Telegram]
    • 10/22 - Ballet Austin, Austin, TX
      [Kyle Bruckmann and Boris Hauf solo sets / www.amoda.org]
    • 10/24 - Balanca's, Kansas City, MO
      [1809 Grand Blvd. / with Black Horse / balancaskc.com]
    • 10/25 - Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, St. Louis, MO
      [3301 Lemp Ave. / with The Arch, Black Horse / www.lemp-arts.org]
    • 10/28 - Chicago, IL
      [Mr. City, the Coughs' space, at 1133 W. Fulton (entrance south of Fulton on May / with the Coughs, Remember the Maine]
    • 10/29 - Enemy, Chicago, IL
      [1550 N. Milwaukee 3rd fl., 9 PM / Halloween party with Behold! The Living Corpse, Sseepage (featuring Brent Gutzeit), Bloodyminded (as Intrinsic Action), Magic Missile]
     
Announcing:
UNDONE
July 2005
Rousing anthems of panic and impotence for these our Dark Ages. UNDONE is a careening, sardonic joyride of epic grandeur - but comes conveniently parsed as a triple EP for you ADD-addled hipster casualties. Our second Final Album so far!
Available on Sick Room Records.              
Details...